A Special Debutant

Jan 16, 2015

The debut victory recorded by Trimensa at Sale on Thursday was a particularly special one with the promising filly being a daughter of the wonderful mare Vaingt Trois.

A mare who showed plenty of ability but who had to be retired early to stud, the Noalcoholic mare has done a great job at stud producing 11 foals - all of whom have raced, nine being winners.

And one of those was an especially good horse for the stable, Beltrois a stakes winner of nearly $400,000 who so sadly had to be euthanized when breaking down after winning at Flemington in late 2012.

Unfortunately Vaingt Trois, who was owned by Robbie throughout her breeding career, passed away in late 2011 but she has one more foal for us - Trimensa's three-year-old full brother Vaingt Spirit.

By the always reliable Bel Esprit, Trimensa is raced by Shiranee Griffiths, Robbie Griffiths, Don Healy, Kevin Sheedy, Peter Donohoe, Brian Donohoe, Kevin Sier, Don Boyd, Grant Lingwood-Smith, Joey McBride and Trevor Lovitt - and if you recognise some of those names it is because of number of those lucky people also raced Bel Esprit.

And several were on home to cheer on Trimensa including football legend Kevin Sheedy who was both proud and excited.

"We are very very pleased for our stallion, he has been fantastic - and for Robbie as he bred her."

"Hopefully she can go on to win in town."

Ridden quietly towards the rear of the field, Trimensa swung widest into the straight - spotting her rivals many lengths. Hindered when another horse shifted out onto her, she was not to be deterred and she just kept coming.

Wearing down the others in determined fashion, Trimensa hit the lead close to home and was strong to the line saluting by half a length.

"She is still very green," reported jockey Matthew Allen, "and she will improve a lot with race smarts and fitness wise - she is one to follow in the future."

"I have to give special mention to Gerard Gilmour," he added, "we had some trouble getting her into the barriers in the past and he did a good job with her - she was perfect today."